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by julie earle levine | June 27, 2014 | Style & Beauty
Designer Lisa Perry introduces a line of chic weekend wear and beach accents at her cheerful new East Hampton boutique.
Lisa Perry (wearing her line’s chevron top) also designs a plucky collection of home goods in similarly vivacious colors.
“I have a lot of vintage in my closet that I still love, but it’s hard for me not to wear my own brand,” says designer Lisa Perry, whose modern, 1960s-inspired dresses in bright colors and fun, flirty shapes have been seen on everyone from gallerist Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and interior designer Kelly Behun to Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o. “Everyone asks, ‘Is that a Lisa Perry?’ and I like to say yes as much as possible.”
Now, Perry is trying to capture the best of both worlds with her first line of weekend wear that’s inspired by the spirit of her beloved vintage collection. Hamptons-appropriate T-shirts, swimsuits, cover-ups, tanks, and pants made their debut in Perry’s East Hampton boutique, where she also stocks a number of designer collaborations, including projects with Manolo Blahnik, Solid & Striped, and T-shirt company ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo. “I’ve really expanded the product offering and there’ll be new things every week to keep it fresh,” says Perry, of the shop, which will also have a Popbar cobranded cart of frozen treats as well as a selection from online collectible curator fancy.com, which will be the e-tailer’s first retail presence. “It will be an ever-changing inventory.”
Solid & Striped Lisa Perry swimsuits ($225 each).
The only place in the Hamptons you can find footwear from Manolo Blahnik, the shop carries a selection of Perry’s favorite reissued styles, including the Jennie, which comes as a high heel, mid heel, or flat. With Hamptons staple Solid & Striped, Perry created a swimwear collection featuring a sexy, fitted, low-back one-piece decorated with five spectrum dots in different colors, a logo that will be repeated on other items in the collection, including a line of tees. There will also be Op Art–inspired tableware created in collaboration with Kelly Behun Studio alongside Perry’s own home goods collection.
Perry’s East Hampton shop is a Technicolor wonderland.
What’s more, the store will play host to several summer events, including a book signing for Vanity Fair celebrity portrait photographer Jonathan Becker on July 4 and a shopping event to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) on August 2.
Although she will be busy at the store, Perry plans to spend a good deal of time enjoying the outdoors with family and friends at her North Haven home. “I love tennis, and we go for walks,” says Perry. “We can walk down to a very beautiful beach that is secluded, and I love it when guests come so I can take them to all the different towns.” 67 Main St., East Hampton, 324-7333
photography by eric striffler